Japan Imperial Family New Year Greetings
JAPAN

IMPERIAL FAMILY CELEBRATED NEW YEAR WITH PUBLIC IN TOKYO

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako joined by Members of the Imperial Family – Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako – greeted well wishers during the New Year’s appearance at the Tokyo Imperial Palace in Japan on January 2, 2020.

The Emperor also gave his first New Year speech.

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito in presence of Empress Masako and Imperial Family, wishes happiness and peace to thousands of people came to the Imperial Palace for the New Year’s public appearance.

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Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko.

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Empress Masako of Japan wore yellow printed dress, diamond pearl earrings, three strand pearl necklace and yellow-gold brooch.

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His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan.



Emperor Naruhito offered greetings in his first New Year’s address since taking the throne:

“At the beginning of the year, I wish for the happiness of people in our country and the world. I hope this year will be a peaceful and good year without natural disasters”.

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Emperor Naruhito inherited the throne after his father, Akihito, in October last year, became the first Japanese emperor in two centuries has abdicated, citing poor health.

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

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Empress Emerita Michiko wore white dress, pearl stud earrings, pearl chain necklace and multi pearl ornate brooch.



About 68,000 people came to hear Emperor Naruhito’s speech, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

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Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Akishino.

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Crown Princess Akishino and daughters Princess Mako and Princess Kako.

Princess Tsuguko of Takamado, Hisako, Princess Takamado, Hanako, Princess Hitachi and Masahito, Prince Hitachi.

Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, Princess Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Akiko of Mikasa.

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, right, speaks to former Emperor Akihito as he waves to members of the public during the New Year’s appearance.

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Member of the public waves a Japanese flag during the New Year’s appearance by the Japanese Imperial family at the Imperial Palace.

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Well-wishers wave flags as Emperor Naruhito of Japan waves after delivering a traditional New Year’s greeting.



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